Spotted: Cute Recycled Planters (that you can make with your kids!)

Upcycled Planters

These sweet little recycled planters are a great way to get your kids excited about upcycling and about nature. A two in one learning experience!

Don’t you just love this adorable take on plastic bottle planters from Stephanie Morgan at eHow’s Mom channel? She uses plastic bottles and some basic craft supplies. In the list below, I’m including the supplies that she calls for along with upcycled alternatives, so you can make this project as recycled as you want to!


  • old plastic bottles
  • plants – Your bottles are your pots, so choose plants that will thrive in that amount of space.
  • potting soil – Choose good, organic potting soil.
  • glue – Some Ecoglue, perhaps?
  • scissors
  • serrated knife
  • decorations – vintage buttons, bottle caps, fabric scraps

Got your materials together? Click here for the tutorial!

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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